Homestead, Iowa

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Homestead, Iowa
Census-designated place
Homestead is located in Iowa
Homestead is located in the US
Coordinates: 41°45′34″N 91°52′02″W / 41.75944°N 91.86722°W / 41.75944; -91.86722Coordinates: 41°45′34″N 91°52′02″W / 41.75944°N 91.86722°W / 41.75944; -91.86722
Country United States
State Iowa
County Iowa
 • Total 1.71 sq mi (4.44 km2)
 • Land 1.71 sq mi (4.44 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 860 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 148
 • Density 86/sq mi (33.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 52236
FIPS code 19-36975
GNIS feature ID 457596

Homestead is an unincorporated community in Iowa County, Iowa, United States. It has the ZIP code 52236.

Homestead is a census-designated place with the population recorded as 148 in the 2010 census.[1]


Homestead is in northeastern Iowa County at the junction of U.S. Route 151 with U.S. Route 6. US 151 leads northeast 22 miles (35 km) to Cedar Rapids and west then south 7 miles (11 km) to Interstate 80, while US 6 leads east 19 miles (31 km) to Iowa City and west 11 miles (18 km) to Marengo, the Iowa County seat. Amana is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north of Homestead along US 151.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Homestead CDP has an area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.[1]


The Amana Colonies purchased the town from the Rock Island Railroad to use as a transportation hub. A meteorite struck the town in 1875.

In 1881, Homestead contained a train depot, hotel, post office, grain elevator, meeting house, schoolhouse, general store, lumber yard, and a large distributing warehouse.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Ashton Kutcher and his family lived four miles out of town. Ashton refers to Homestead as his hometown, as he lived there after his family relocated.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Homestead CDP, Iowa". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  2. ^ The History of Iowa County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Union Historical Company. 1881. p. 766.